First-Year Foundation

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Webinars

From June-August, the Student Experience Office will be bringing you webinars that address important information you need to know, including how and when to register for courses, how to select your residence room or how to find off-campus housing, what it is really like being a university student, and more! Students, families, and supporters are encouraged to attend.  

 

Upcoming Webinars

Check back as we update our schedule with more webinars! 

 


Past Webinars

Missed a webinar? Check out the recordings on the  SEO YouTube Page

 

Get to Know Us: Your First-Year Foundation

June 29, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

Wondering how to get ahead and prepare for your transition to Queen's in the fall? Looking for opportunities to stay informed and connected to your new community during the summer? Join us to learn about the Student Experience Office’s First-Year Foundation – programming that gives you online and in-person opportunities to build your community, support your transition, and find your path to success. We will be discussing Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR), FYF 100 onQ course, Fall Orientation, and more!

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Residence Self-Selection Process & Next Steps

July 5, 2022, 6:00pm EDT

We hope you are getting excited about living in residence this fall! Join us to learn more about the self-selection process, key deadlines and next steps. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about life in residence.

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Arts & Science: Everything You Need to Know in First Year

Presented by Dr. Stephenson

July 11, 2022, 5:00pm EDT

This session is designed for all A&S students to welcome our incoming class and to provide an overview of how A&S academic programs work and the different options and opportunities available to students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Included will be an overview of the other SOAR sessions to follow that students are recommended to attend or watch online and a Q&A to follow.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Arts

July 11, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in Arts.  It will walk students through the steps to register, how to build a timetable, how to choose and add classes in SOLUS (including how to find enrolment appointment and the idea of first year being a time for exploration and keeping Plan options open). It will also provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Science

July 12, 2022, 5:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in Science.  It will walk students through the steps to register, how to build a timetable, how to choose and add classes in SOLUS (including how to find enrolment appointment and the idea of first year being a time for exploration and keeping Plan options open). It will also provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student. An explanation of the different courses available in Math and Physics will also be provided.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Computing

July 12, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in the Bachelor of Computing Program. It will walk students through the different Degree Plan Options specific to Computing, as well as the opportunities and options available in the School of Computing (research, thesis, volunteering in labs, internship, professional certification, etc.) It will cover which CISC and MATH courses to choose as well as provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student. Following the session, we will allow time for a Q&A with the host.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Music

July 12, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in the Bachelor of Music Program. It will walk students through the different opportunities and options specific to Music (lessons, thesis, ensembles, etc.) It will walk students through the A&S 101 Handbook specific to the BMUS Plan, how to build a timetable, how to choose electives, how to add classes in SOLUS (including how to find enrollment appointments). AP and IB credits will be covered. It will also provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student. Any other important details re: performance-based classes will be covered as well as any other details specific to BMUS (instruments, equipment, practice rooms, auditions, admin/housekeeping details, etc.). Following the session, we will allow time for a Q&A with the host.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Kinesiology

July 13, 2022, 5:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in the Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology Program. Staff and current Kinesiology students will discuss different opportunities and options specific to Kinesiology (research, thesis, volunteering in labs, mini-streams, community-based practicum, etc.). Students will learn how to build a timetable with their preregistered courses, how to choose electives, how to add classes in SOLUS (including how to find your enrolment appointment time). AP and IB credits will be covered. The session will also provide some information on the academic cycle: what happens in first year and when and where to go for information and advice as a first-year student. Following the session, we will allow time for a Q&A with the host.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Life Sciences/Biochemistry (Direct Entry)

July 13, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in the direct-entry streams of Life Sciences and Biochemistry. It will walk students through the registration process as well as provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student. Following the session, we will allow time for a Q&A with the host.

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Faculty of A&S: Registration Session – Fine Art

July 14, 2022, 4:00pm EDT

This session is designed for incoming first year students in the Bachelor of Fine Art Program. It will walk students through the different opportunities and options specific to Fine Art students (studios and facilities, art shows, and opportunities.) It will cover which ARTF courses are mandatory in first year and how to choose electives as well as provide some information on the academic cycle – what happens in first year and when (December exams, mid-year grades, final grades, Plan selection, other important dates), next steps, future years and where to go for information and advice as a first year student. Other important details re: studio classes, practical-based work, equipment, required supplies and safety info will be discussed as well. Following the session, we will allow time for a Q&A with the host.

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Say Yes to the House: Living On Your Own

July 21, 2022, 4:00pm EDT

Do you have questions or concerns about living off-campus this year? If you feel like you don’t know where to start, be sure to attend this event. Learn about how to navigate rentals, picking your housemates, applications and lease agreements, and the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. You will also be introduced to Adam King, the Off-Campus Living Advisor (OCLA) and the Queen’s First-Year OCC (First Year Off Campus Community) group, who can help with your transition to Kingston.

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Ask Away! Q&A with Upper Year Students #1

July 22, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Want to hear from upper year students? Have questions about transitioning to university, classes, academics, or how to get involved? Join our panel of upper year students from a wide range of faculties, as they provide you with tips and tricks for supporting your transition to Queen’s and answer any questions you may have about the process. We have two Q&A webinars that will feature different upper year students to ensure all your questions get answered. Ask Away!

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Concurrent Education - All Your Questions Answered!

July 28, 2022, 4:00pm EDT

Do you have questions about the Concurrent Education program and what your first year and beyond will look like? Join us to hear about the program, meet our Academic and Career advisors and have all of your questions answered!

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Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)

August 4, 2022, 4:00pm EDT

Want to learn more about support systems available at Queen's? Looking for academic support? Come attend our webinar with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)! QSAS is committed to supporting students experiencing barriers related to functional impacts as they level the playing field by implementing academic accommodations. Find out more about QSAS, and how their process works on August 4th from 4-5pm EDT.

Ask Away! Q&A with Upper Year Students #2

August 17, 4:30-5:30pm EDT

Want to hear from upper year students? Have questions about transitioning to university, classes, academics, or how to get involved? Join our panel of upper year students from a wide range of faculties, as they provide you with tips and tricks for supporting your transition to Queen’s and answer any questions you may have about the process. We have two Q&A webinars that will feature different upper year students to ensure all your questions get answered. Ask Away!

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Residence Move-In

August 18, 2022, 5:00pm EDT

Move in is on Saturday, September 3rd! Join us to learn more about the move-in process for residences this year.  We will discuss getting to campus, key pickup, what to bring, how move-in works, COVID19 protocols, and other considerations for the big day.

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Supporting Your First-Year Student: Need to Know Info for Parents, Families & Supporters

August 24, 2022, 7:00pm EDT

Join Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney for tips on supporting your student's transition to university life at Queen's, and a Q&A. Get all of your pre-arrival questions answered and learn how to stay connected to the campus community throughout the year!

View the recording here